Central Maine Community College

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Central Maine Community College
Central Maine Community College Logo.jpg
Established 1963-1965
Type Public, two year offering Associate and Certificate degree programs
President Scott E. Knapp, Ed.D.
Dean Betsy Libby, Dean of Academic Affairs
Students 2,700
Location Auburn, Maine, USA
44°8′3″N 70°14′6″W / 44.13417°N 70.23500°W / 44.13417; -70.23500Coordinates: 44°8′3″N 70°14′6″W / 44.13417°N 70.23500°W / 44.13417; -70.23500
Campus Suburban with Residence halls that house 253 students
Former names Androscoggin State Vocational Institute, Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute, Central Maine Technical College
Athletics Men's Basketball (winter) 2009-10 YSCC Champions, Men's Baseball (fall and spring), Men's Soccer (fall), Men's Golf (fall), Women's Softball (fall and spring), Women's Golf (fall), Women's Soccer (fall), Women's Basketball (winter), and Bowling
Nickname CMCC
Mascot Mustang
Website www.cmcc.edu

Central Maine Community College is a community college located in Auburn, Maine. It is one of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System.

Former Names[edit]

Founded in 1963 as Androscoggin State Vocational Institute, later changed to Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute. Its name was changed to Central Maine Technical College in 1989. As part of a statewide name change of the technical college system, on July 1, 2003 it became Central Maine Community College.

Location[edit]

1250 Turner Street Auburn, ME 04210

Academics[edit]

  • Accounting
  • Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Automotive Technology Ford ASSET Program
  • Automotive Technology Parts and Service Management
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Business and Computer Applications
  • Career Studies
  • Computer Technology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Electromechanical Technology
  • General Studies
  • Graphic Communications
  • Human Services
  • Liberal Studies
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding and Electronic Health Records
  • Nursing
  • Physical Fitness Specialist
  • Precision Machining Technology

Accreditation[edit]

Central Maine Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization, which certifies public and private colleges and universities throughout New England that meet its standards.*[1]

Student body[edit]

  • Enrollment — approximately 2,700 students.
  • Student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
  • 96% placement in jobs or education contiuation

History[edit]

Central Maine Community College traces its origin to 1963 when the 101st Maine Legislature submitted to public referendum the question of establishing a post-secondary vocational training program in Androscoggin County. The voters of Maine gave their consent for such an institution in November, 1963, and in September, 1964, Androscoggin State Vocational Institute opened in the facilities of a former automobile dealership at 385 Main Street, Lewiston. In 1965 the State Board of Education renamed the institution Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute and in January 1966, CMVTI was moved to the present campus on Turner Street in Auburn.

The Legislature changed the name of Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute to Central Maine Technical College in 1989 to more accurately reflect CMTC's role and status as a comprehensive institution of higher education. On July 1, 2003, CMTC became Central Maine Community College, offering transfer degrees in the arts and sciences as well as career and technical programs.

During its first year, the institution enrolled 48 students in four programs (Auto Mechanics, Building Construction, Industrial Electricity, and Architectural Drafting) and was staffed by 13 persons, of whom seven were instructors. The first graduating class, consisting of six students, received diplomas in June 1965.

Currently 3000+ students are enrolled. In addition, an estimated 2,000 area residents participate each year in conferences, courses and programs offered through the Corporate and Community Services Division of the College. The students are served by approximately 150 faculty and staff members. Each year more than 300 students graduate with an associate’s degree, certificate or diploma.

The College offers educational opportunities for both transfer to baccalaureate programs and career preparation. Associate in arts and associate in science degrees are designed as the first two years of a more advanced degree. The associate in applied science degree, certificates, and diplomas are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workplace.

Leadership[edit]

Directors

Arnold McKenney

  • 1964-1970

Nelson Ingalls

  • 1970-1977

Nelson Megna

  • 1978-1987

Richard Conrath

  • 1987-1992

Presidents

William Hierstein

  • 1992-1997

Scott E. Knapp

  • 1997–present

Campus[edit]

Central Maine Community College's physical facilities were enlarged to keep pace with increased demand.

  • 1967 - Addition completed to the original instructional facility. First residence hall constructed.
  • 1969 - Extension of the North Wing completed. Entire instructional complex was designated by the State Board of Education as the Louis Jalbert Industrial Center, now Jalbert Hall.
  • 1972 - Jalbert Hall South Wing was constructed in 1972 and expanded in 1979 and 1986.
  • 1975 - Two apartment style dormitory buildings and the present dining room/kitchen facilities built.
  • 1989 - A building to house the Culinary Arts program was completed. In November 1989 Maine voters authorized capital bonding for the 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2)., Geneva A. Kirk Hall, which houses Nursing, Allied Health and Occupational Health and Safety programs; science laboratories; fitness and recreation facilities, gymnasium; and the Corporate and Community Services Division.
  • 1993 - Kirk Hall dedicated for use on May 6, 1993.
  • 1999 - Lapoint Center approved by voters.
  • 2002 - Lapoint Center opens and includes classroom, office facilities, student use and library access.
  • 2007 - Rancourt Hall, a co-ed residence hall, opens.

Off-Campus Sites[edit]

In addition to the main campus in Auburn, (Androscoggin County) Central Maine Community College also serves the educational needs of Franklin, Lincoln, and Oxford Counties.

Housing[edit]

CMCC offers four residence halls to provide on-campus accommodations for 253 students. Student population is approximately 60% male and 40% female.

Athletics[edit]

Full-time students have the opportunity to try out for intercollegiate sports. Central Maine Community College offers baseball and women's softball in the fall and men's and women's basketball in the winter. The men's basketball team plays in the Maine Small College Conference. The baseball and women's basketball teams play in the Northern New England Small College conference. All of the teams participate in the USCAA. Any other intercollegiate sports or club sports are formed on a student interest basis.

Mens[edit]

  • Baseball (fall and spring)
  • Basketball (winter)
  • Cross Country (fall)
  • Lacrosse (spring)
  • Soccer (fall)

Women's[edit]

  • Basketball (winter)
  • Cross Country (fall)
  • Lacrosse (spring)
  • Soccer (fall)
  • Softball (fall and spring)

The Kirk Hall gymnasium has recreational activities. A weight room is also available and is equipped with various weight-lifting apparatus including a universal weight station.

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